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SEPTEMBER 2020

US Conducts Airstrikes On Iran-backed Force In Iraq And Syria After US Contractor Killed

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US Conducts Airstrikes On Iran-backed Force In Iraq And Syria After US Contractor Killed

Late on December 29, the US Air Force bombed 5 positions of Kataib Hezbollah, a part of the Iraqi Armed Forces’ Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), in Syria and Iraq.

The US military claimed that the strikes were a response to Kataib Hezbollah attacks on US military installations.

The Pentagon also claimed that Kataib Hezbollah was responsible for the December 27 shelling on the K1 military base in Kirkuk that killed a US military contractor and injured several US soldiers.

The PMU confirmed the US strikes on its 45th and 46th Brigades in western Anbar and near the border with Syria. At least 25 people were killed and 51 others were injured.

Kataib Hezbollah vowed to respond to the US ‘aggression’.

The  situation is developing.

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